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Welcome to Anderson ...

Anderson is located in Cass County<1>.

The location of Anderson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Anderson is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Anderson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Anderson is located in the (217) area code.

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Anderson: This one is located in Cass County and the other is located in Macoupin County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Georgia (7), Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anderson.

Communities near Anderson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anderson.

  • Jacksonville [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,603 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<5>
  • Beardstown [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beardstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beardstown
    • Beardstown [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,446 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beardstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beardstown<5>
  • South Jacksonville [Morgan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Jacksonville
    • South Jacksonville [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jacksonville
  • Petersburg [Menard County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
    • Petersburg [Menard County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Virginia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Cass County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia<5>
    • Ashland [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
    • Astoria [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Astoria
      • Astoria [Fulton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,036 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<5>
    • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
      • Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 791 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Plains<5>
    • Chandlerville [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chandlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandlerville
      • Chandlerville [Cass County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandlerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandlerville<5>
    • Chapin [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
      • Chapin [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anderson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anderson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anderson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anderson. See our Newspapers Page for Anderson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...

Looking for more information about Anderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Anderson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Anderson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cass County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cass, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anderson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9823, Longitude: -90.1590       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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